HUGE Delta AMEX Card Increased to 10,000 MQMs + 70,000 Points + $100 credit – Limited Time Offer

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

 

Due to all the changes to AMEX rules that you can now only officially get a new card bonus 1x in your lifetime, you really want to wait to apply for cards until the bonus offer is as big as it can be. It is now HUGE again. Here are the offers for the Gold and Platinum cards

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express <— Link

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months.
  • Plus, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. Offer expires on 7/5/2017.
  • Earn 2 miles on every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight – that’s a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees

applynow

 

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card<— Link

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 4 months.
  • In addition, earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 4 months. Offer expires on 7/5/2017.
  • Earn 2 miles on every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight – that’s a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees

applynow

So what offer should you go for (if you have never had it before)? It is a simple choice if you are not an elite and only care about SkyMiles then pick the Gold card.

However, if you are an elite the Delta AMEX Platinum includes  10,000 MQMs  that can help you with your elite status goals after meeting the $4,000 required spending in the first four months. Not just that, with 25,000 and 50,000 in spend you can get 10,000 and again 10,000 bonus MQMs to help you even more.

What about the statement credit? What counts? Just about anything onboard will trigger it even a $2 set of headsets (just not Gogo passes). Or, if you want to, you could buy a $50 Delta e-Gift online and that has also in the past triggered the full credit.

Don’t forget that if you are getting the Platinum card for the BOGO certificate – that is, the buy one get one free (in coach, but you can upgrade as a medallion) it does not arrive until year two of card membership. Not a deal breaker and really a reason to long term hold the Platinum card anyway.

Bottom line, this is about as good as it gets for either of these cards. Now is the time to get them if you have never had them and enjoy the HUGE bonus points! – Rene

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